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A 3D printer will make an office building in Dubai

Dubai’s skyline boasts the world’s tallest skyscraper. Soon, it will also have the world’s first 3D-printed office building, Andrew Torchia reports for Reuters.

The one-story office is to be constructed over a few weeks by a two-story tall 3D printer. Even the furniture and other interior features would be manufactured with the printer. The project is a collaboration between Dubai and Winsun, a Chinese company that specializes in “printing” houses, the article says.

Fast-expanding Dubai views the technique as a way to reduce construction costs and time. The technology already is seen as a promising way for Global South cities to easily create basic tools, shelter and transport.

The office will eventually be part of Dubai’s Museum of the Future, to open in 2017.

Source: 
Reuters

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